Idioms

Idioms

Students may find idioms confusing: they don't mean what they say, and because they don't rely on a certain set of rules, they must be learned individually. When you catch yourself using an idiom in conversation, pause to explain its figurative meaning to your child. Try looking up idioms in other languages and compare them to the idioms you use in English.
Students may find idioms confusing: they don't mean what they say, and because they don't rely on a certain set of rules, they must be learned individually. Idiomatic expressions can be especially challenging for English-language learners who haven't had as much exposure to common English phrases at home. Therefore, be sure to incorporate current idioms found in pop culture references and slang into your lesson.
What Is an Idiom?
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What Is an Idiom?
Learn what an idiom is, and do some fun coloring with this informative worksheet.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Idioms: A Figure of Speech
Worksheet
Idioms: A Figure of Speech
What does "when pigs fly" mean if pigs can't really fly? Kids use context clues to learn the meanings of common idioms on this third grade reading worksheet.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Common Idioms
Worksheet
Common Idioms
Idioms are a piece of cake! Learn some common idioms, or phrases that mean something different than they seem.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Idioms 2
Exercise
Idioms 2
Give a cultural lesson and expand your students’ vocabulary at the same time with this idioms exercise.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
Idioms 2
Exercise
Idioms 2
Give a cultural lesson and expand your students’ vocabulary at the same time with this idioms exercise.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
What's an Idiom?
Lesson plan
What's an Idiom?
Does the confusion of learning idioms “add fuel to the fire” for your students? Your students will “go back to the drawing board” in this lesson, as they consider the literal and figurative meaning of common idioms.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan

Adding and Subtracting Fractions

Adding and Subtracting Fractions

Your child may struggle to add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators. Support them by filling their 'math toolbox' with multiple strategies — like rectangular models, number lines, standard algorithm, and decomposition — so that they can approach challenging problems with flexibility. When your child learns how to solve challenging problems in more than one way, they are more likely to stick with — and solve — them.
Do you have students who are struggling to add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators? Fill their "math toolbox" with multiple strategies — like rectangular models, number lines, standard algorithm, and decomposition — so that they can approach challenging problems with flexibility. When teaching fraction addition and subtraction, focus on like denominators and sums greater than two.
Adding Mixed Fractions
Worksheet
Adding Mixed Fractions
This colorful math worksheet will jog your child's memory through the steps to complete mixed fraction addition!
5th grade
Math
Worksheet
Subtracting Improper Fractions #3
Worksheet
Subtracting Improper Fractions #3
Pump up your math muscles with these fraction-busting worksheets.
5th grade
Math
Worksheet
How to Subtract Fractions
Worksheet
How to Subtract Fractions
This worksheet has a step-by-step guide to subtracting fractions with common and uncommon denominators.
5th grade
Math
Worksheet
How to Add Fractions
Worksheet
How to Add Fractions
A helpful guide and practice questions for adding fractions with like and unlike denominators.
5th grade
Math
Worksheet
How to Subtract Fractions
Worksheet
How to Subtract Fractions
This worksheet has a step-by-step guide to subtracting fractions with common and uncommon denominators.
5th grade
Math
Worksheet
Fractions on a Number Line 3
Exercise
Fractions on a Number Line 3
Fractions on a Number Line 3 will help students practice this key fifth grade skill. Try our free exercises to build knowledge and confidence.
5th grade
Math
Exercise

Nonfiction Analysis: Cause and Effect

Nonfiction Analysis: Cause and Effect

Although fifth graders are increasingly aware of cause-and-effect relationships in their own lives, they may need help identifying these relationships in nonfiction. Encourage your child to see cause and effect not as a strictly one-to-one relationship, but as a pluralistic one. There can be multiple causes with one effect — and the reverse is also true.
Although fifth graders are increasingly aware of cause-and-effect relationships in their own lives, they may need help identifying these relationships in nonfiction. Encourage students to see cause and effect not as a strictly one-to-one relationship, but as a pluralistic one. There can be multiple causes with one effect — and the reverse is also true.
Rosie the Riveter
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Rosie the Riveter
Meet Rosie the Riveter, a famous icon from the era of WWII. She is an important symbol that eventually came to represent the power of women.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Comparing the Effects of Different Events
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Comparing the Effects of Different Events
In this worksheet students will be challenged to compare and contrast the effects of different weather phenomena.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Environmental Impact
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Environmental Impact
Integrate science and reading as students research and write about the causes and effects of certain actions in the environment.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Eyeing the Effects of Weather
Lesson plan
Eyeing the Effects of Weather
What are the effects of weather events? In this integrated science and language arts lesson, students will explore causes and multiple effect in the context of reading and learning about various weather events and natural disasters.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Explaining Environmental Effects
Lesson plan
Explaining Environmental Effects
What’s the impact? In this integrated language arts and science lesson students will explore causes and effects that specifically relate to environmental impact, including the effects of human actions.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Cause and Effect Structure
Lesson plan
Cause and Effect Structure
Use this lesson to help your ELs see patterns and signal words in the cause-and-effect text structure. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support for the lesson Eyeing the Effects of Weather.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan

Informational Writing: Researching the American Revolutionary War

Informational Writing: Researching the American Revolutionary War

Encourage your child to think like a historian! Have them select a specific historical event to research, then ask them to write an informational essay using the facts they've learned. Informational writing can be time consuming and require solid executive functioning — encourage effective time management and accountability by giving your child a deadline.
Make the most of your limited teaching time by using your history block to teach writing! Ask students to read about an event from the American Revolutionary War, then write an informational essay about what they learned. Informational writing can be time consuming — encourage effective time management and accountability by giving your class a deadline.
Informational Writing: Battles of the American Revolution
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Informational Writing: Battles of the American Revolution
Give your students some practice writing an informational essay about the American Revolution!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Battle of Bunker Hill
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The Battle of Bunker Hill
The Battle of Bunker Hill was one of the early battles of the American Revolution. Discover the important features of the battle with this worksheet.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Siege of Yorktown
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The Siege of Yorktown
Your young historian can step back in time and read about an important battle that helped to end the American Revolution.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Battles of Lexington and Concord
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The Battles of Lexington and Concord
The Battles of Lexington and Concord were the "shot heard around the world" and began the American Revolution.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Battle of Fort Ticonderoga
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The Battle of Fort Ticonderoga
Early in the American Revolution, the Patriots captured Fort Ticonderoga. Your young historian will learn the importance of this fort in this worksheet.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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